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Hekmatyar calls for electoral commissioners’ trial

AT News KABUL: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami party and one of 13 competitors in last year’s presidential election, says the electoral commissioners should be tried. The independent election commission on Tuesday announced the final results of election, which declares incumbent Ashraf Ghani as the winner. The announcement was followed …

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Afghan presidential election and its impacts on peace process

AT News KABUL: The Independent Election Commission finally announced the final results of last year’s presidential polls after 143 days. The Tuesday’s announcement introduced incumbent Ashraf Ghani as the winner, which was immediately faced huge reactions and criticism from the loser contenders particularly Abdullah Abdullah who thought he would take …

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Nabil hints at demise of democracy over flawed election

AT News KABUL: Former spymaster and presidential candidate, Rahmatullah Nabil said that “democracy has died in Afghanistan” after Independent Election Commission has declared President Ashraf Ghani as winner in the controversial 2019 Afghan election based on fake votes. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, he objected 300,000 controversial votes …

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Tens of rebels killed in raids

AT News KABUL: At least 54 Taliban militants have been killed and 29 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said on Wednesday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said that the Afghan …

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We mustn’t miss opportunity for peace

AT News KABUL: As the US and Taliban are getting close to forge a peace agreement that can pave the ground for foreign troops draw down and facilitation of direct negotiation between Afghan government and Taliban, a Presidential Palace advisor has said there is a problem with the term “intra-Afghan-talks”, …

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Karzai condemns US strike on civilians

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned an airstrike conducted by the the US military in the western province of Herat. The strike targeted a vehicle in the Rabat Sangi area, killing civilians including women and children. Karzai expressed deep concerns over rising violence and civilian casualties amid …

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